FAI Discoveries: What is Same Direction Split-time?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Split time is when both hands move in circles 180 degrees in the same direction. Each hand passes the bottom of the circle at opposite times. Each hand faces the opposite of one another. Try these …

FAI Tutsdays: Club Multiplex Tutorial

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Jeremiah Johnston delivers a recap of this club tutorial from Pyrotrainia. From this video, you will learn how to throw a good multiplex. A multiplex is when you throw multiple clubs up into the air at …

March Instructor of the Month: Gail O’Brien

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] She lives in Belfast, Ireland, UK and is the owner and founder of Hoopspin. Recently a winner of a Hoopie for the Instructor of the Year  for 2015 from Hooping.org, Gail O’Brien continues to awe and amaze us to …

Flow Arts Life Hacks: Practice & Drills

We all are guilty or have been guilty of not properly planning our practice. This weeks Flow Arts Life Hack is dedicated to structuring our practice. It’s easy to forget what you want to work on, what you have mastered, etc. Some people don’t have exposure to formal training practices. It’s good to plan your practice so you make the …

FAI Discoveries: 2015 Ultimate Ninja Competition

Ken Hill and Flow-Tricks have created The Ultimate Ninja Competition for flow arts ninjas. Interpret “ninja” however you wish. Ninja is a funny word, says Ken. Whenever you capture someone in the flow, and you feel like that dude is a ninja. That’s what we are trying to capture. All you have to do to enter is submit a 2 minute …

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FAI Tutsday: Contact Juggling Butterfly Drills

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Richard Hartnell lives at the Vulcan in Oakland, California. His career in object manipulation now carpets the USA’s west coast and stretches across the Atlantic Ocean into several European countries. In 2008, Richard was a co-founder of the …

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Fire Safety Feature Part 1 of 5

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Introducing Howard Chen, physician and fire safety director for Flow Arts Institute. Together, we’ve created a Fire and Fuel safety program. The content is split into 3 parts: Fire Performer Safety for those dancing with fire, Fire …

FAI Fest Spotlight: FireDrums Video Tutorial Contest

The FireDrums XIII Video Tutorial Contest has opened up submissions for the Video Tutorial Contest! They are taking submissions until March 15. The prizes are pretty huge as you will have the chance to win one of 3 ticket and travel stipend combos to FireDrums. You don’t have to enter this contest if you want to teach at FireDrums (but …